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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%


Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Happy birthday to us! To celebrate our first year as a brewery we brewed a serious imperial stout and aged it on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. This is the first offering in our annual Anniversary series. Here’s to many more!

50 IBU

(Beer added by: Netdigger2 on 02-01-2012)
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from the 2013 anniversary, into an unlabeled snifter 8/31/2013. Shared with Amber, Doug and Shaun. Thanks to Daniel S for hooking me up with a bottle of this beer.

Pours as a dark, viscous blackness. The head's probably a 2cm mocha coloured with decent retention and becomes a fairly thin film on the surface of the beer. Lacing is minimal but thick wherever it is. Swirling this beer in the glass stains it rather brown. Very reminiscent of chocolate.

Smells like sweet dark chocolate fudge. No hint of spiciness. This is mostly dominated by chocolates and cocoa here, like a chocolate coffee cake. Doesn't give much hints to what we are going to taste.

Flavour is very nice. It's full of chocolate, lactose sweetness and cocoa bitterness... hint of vanilla. But the real big kicker is the spice kick that seems puny on the first few sips, but quickly builds into a massive kick in the palate after a few minutes. It's broilingly hot awesomeness that really complements the earlier sweetness. Very interesting spicy chocolate cake flavour profile!

Full body, but a little bit on the thinner side compared to Hunahpu and Abraxas. Somehow this makes it more smooth and drinkable. Very rich and spicy aftertaste that lingers a while. This is probably the best-executed pepper spiciness I've had in a beer.

Its a bit thinner but does the pepper spiciness very well. I didn't get much cinnamon or vanilla here, unfortunately. I would have to put it like this: Abraxas is heavy on the cinnamon, Hunahpu is a very thick chocolate fudge beer, and Mexican Cake is spicy chocolate cake. They're all awesome and Mexican Cake holds up well to the other Mexican-style stouts.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 16:03:20 | More by Stevedore
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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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